Celluloid Diaries: Next To Her | COVER REVEAL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Next To Her | COVER REVEAL

short film cover

The cover of my new short film, Next To Her, has just been finalized. The official release date is set for January 31.

Though small in size, Next To Her is important to me as it is based on my grandfather's last years of his life. When he was terminally ill, I was surprised to see how rude my grandmother was to him, and how much she hurt him, both physically and emotionally. This was only because she was exhausted and didn't know how to handle the situation. Yet, she never gave up on my grandfather. She could have easily put him in the hospital and have professionals take care of him, but her love was so strong that she wanted to be there for him as long as she could. Next To Her is a reflection of those observations. It's hard at times, but also sweet. Just like life itself...

And, of course, I couldn't help but sneak in a big part for Avalon in the story.

The film based on the script is officially in pre-production. I'll keep you all updated with set photos and official release dates.

Meanwhile, the script of Next To Her is available for pre-order if you're interested:



Let me know what you think of the cover in the comments and on Twitter using @eeriestories and/or the hashtag #NextToHer.

38 comments:

  1. Awesome cover! Wow, and such a personal story. Congratulations, Vanessa.

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  2. A very beautiful cover Vanessa, congratulations!

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  3. Some powerful yet simple elements to this cover; old hands tell a story all of their own. Congratulations on such an achievement. :) X

    shahwharton.com

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  4. Wonderful cover. That sounds like an emotionally hard-hitting film. Congratulations!

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  5. Oh WOW!!! I love it!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  6. What a great way to honor your grandfather, Vanessa. I love the cover!

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  7. Wow! Congrats! Sounds like it's a tear-jerker film.

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  8. That must have been very emotional to get that down on paper.

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  9. It's a fantastic cover and he brings us back in time

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  10. Congratulations, I'm sure you must have put a lot of yourself into something so personal.
    Lynne x

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  11. Congratulations on your film art!! My maternal grandmother was the same way at the end with my grandfather, who was mostly deaf and a little out-of-it. He'd sit like a lump and she'd be so angry with him. I always figured she was getting back at him for the way he treated her when he was "in charge." But that doesn't come from any experience of them as a couple - only my own experience with men/husbands (and my friends' experience). There's a lot of female resentment and wrath out there...

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  12. Congratulations!
    The cover is wonderful...

    Noodle and crew
    PS. my human went to film school and says script writing was hard, so kudos!

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  13. You're one stellar, talented lady. I love the three-dimensional look to the cover, and the hands give it a personal feel. The story sounds very moving. Congratulations, Vanessa! This is a very exciting time for you. xo

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  14. So beautiful pic!
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  15. Congrats on getting into pre production - sounds like some fascinatingly rich material! Love the cover too - will be looking out for updates!
    Claire

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  16. EEP! I had no idea you had this going! So exciting!

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  17. Great cover, love it! Congrats on the film art. :)

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  18. I love that cover. It's beautiful. How exciting!!!

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  19. Hi Vanessa. The cover is very moving. I just ordered it. If you want to do a cover reveal on my blog just let me know.

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  20. Wow, you can do everything! That looks like a very moving piece.

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  21. Love the cover! Quite impressed with your blog and work . . . congrats on everything :-)

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  22. I really like the cover. It is original and seems very fitting for this kind of story.
    Wish you success with this release.

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  23. such a beautiful cat great cover have a great day

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  24. I love the cover and I'll be this is a great read too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  25. Congrats from me too what a lovely photo ;-)

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  26. Congratulations. Great cover, and a powerful story too.

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  27. That's not just a fantastic cover, but it sounds like quite the story, too. We're really looking forward to this short film. I'll make sure and bring plenty of tissues. I'm quite the softy and I love a good sad story.

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  28. What a great cover! Congratulations!

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  29. Thanks for sharing! Love the cover. What a terrific way to immortalize Avalon. I just went back and looked at some of your past posts on him and I'm so sorry you lost him. He was beautiful and I can tell he was a right sweetheart too. It's so damn hard to lose a beloved pet. Each time, a piece of our heart goes with them. I'm surprised I have any heart left.

    Good luck with your film, Vanessa!

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  30. Good luck with the film! I love the cover!

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  31. Congratulations!! Wishing you much success in 2015!!!

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  32. Sounds like a loving story. Congrats and good luck with the film Hope Alex will tell us about it when it comes out!

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  33. Oh my gosh, this is so exciting. Congratulations to you! The cover is wonderful and the story sounds so touching. I look forward to watching it. Best wishes!

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  34. We wish you luck on your new book sales.
    Being a caregiver is very difficult and exhausting and full of challenges. Those who manage it are to be commended. Often caregivers never get a minute to themselves...I saw this as I watched my Dad lovingly care for my mom even at the risk to his own health. Due to extensive and numerous abdominal surgeries, He was not supposed to lift, pull or tug at anything more than 5 lbs.Thankfully he finally agreed to CNA assistance 24 hours a day.
    Hugs Madi's Mom

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